American University Washington College of Law Honored by National Law Journal Readers
November 7, 2018
National Law Journal readers have chosen the LL.M. in Law and Government at American University Washington College of Law (AUWCL) as a “Best Of D.C.” in their survey for 2018.
AUWCL’s LL.M. in Law and Government is designed for lawyers who have a strong interest in U.S. government and politics, the dynamics of democracy, and the rule of law. Benefiting from a flexible curriculum – that can be tailored to individual interests – and a solid grounding in the theories, political forces, and institutional realities that define public law in the United States, Law and Government graduates are prepared to make a difference in practice.
The LL.M. in Law and Government is housed within AUWCL’s Program on Law and Government, a preeminent center for the study of government, legislation and constitutional and administrative law. Founded in 1993 by Rep. Jamie Raskin and the late Tom Sargentich, the Program on Law and Government offers a broad array of curricular and extracurricular experiences – from cutting-edge courses taught by expert faculty, to symposia and panels and career counseling, to the renowned Marshall-Brennan Constitutional Literacy Project – all designed to maximize the advantages of studying law at the center of the modern administrative state.
Professor Fernando Laguarda, faculty director of the Program on Law and Government, said “We are delighted to have been recognized for our work preparing lawyers for careers at the intersection of public service, law and domestic policy.”
Professor Andrew Popper, Ann Loeb Bronfman Distinguished Professor of Law and Government, said “This award acknowledges and highlights the great opportunities available at AUWCL for top students interested in advancing their careers in law and government.”
The LL.M. in International Legal Studies Program (ILSP) received first place in the "Best Of D.C." in the National Law Journal's 2017 survey.
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In 1896, American University Washington College of Law became the first law school in the country founded by women. More than 120 years since its founding, this law school community is grounded in the values of equality, diversity, and intellectual rigor. The law school's nationally and internationally recognized programs (in clinical legal education, trial advocacy, international law, and intellectual property to name a few) and dedicated faculty provide its JD, LL.M., and SJD students with the critical skills and values to have an immediate impact as students and as graduates, in Washington, DC and around the world. For more information, visit wcl.american.edu.